Audi’s swansong makes compelling case for Orfeo II, Revenge of the Maenads.
Why the two wildly different productions are both such hits, and asks how the misogynistic opera is received today.
Plenty of Spanish sizzle in this sometimes zany zarzuela.
Korngold’s youthful minor masterpiece gets a welcome second outing on disc.
Another welcome addition to Ethel Smyth's output shows off her lighter side on the excellent boutique Retrospect Opera label.
This weekend the world gets its first look at an opera commissioned during the COVID-19 lockdown. Jansson J. Antmann talks to the librettist and director David Pountney.
Kratzler and Runnicles brilliantly reflect Zemlinsky’s tale of Alma and Alex.
Lang’s take on Beethoven benefits from strong singing and playing.
The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has accused the company of “acting unconscionably”, but Opera Australia claims that there are inaccuracies in the union's public statement.
The Albanian soprano discusses Puccini's original Cio-Cio-San – the subject of her spine-tingling new album Anima Rara.
Jaho’s consummate artistry breathes life into arias to celebrate one of opera’s greats.
A diverse and musically rich recital by a master of his craft.
Sexy, vain and petulant – a Semele for our times?